Why TechyDecisions?

Who are you and what’s this site about?

Long story story, I am a geek, a very passionate Windows enthusiast for over 25 years. I also did some of the testing and user experience feedback for the Windows Start Menu and Explorer fixing app called Classic Shell. I then moved briefly to writing on Winaero.com and doing the testing for some of its apps. Now I have moved on, and decided to share my knowledge of 25 years of using Windows PCs with you.

Some background and history

In 1995, my parents got a PC with Windows 95 for the first time in my home when I was still in school, so it could be an educational tool for everyone’s learning. Before that I had used MS-DOS and Windows for Workgroups 3.0 in my school but that doesn’t count as it was not daily usage.

Windows 95 changed my world like it did to everyone. I was never more impressed by anything in my life. 25 years later, I have become one of the most passionate Windows enthusiasts. I like it that people in real life constantly come up to me to ask about Windows and PC hardware-related recommendations or to troubleshoot their issues.

I have enjoyed using and taming every single release of Windows, starting with Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows xp, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and now Windows 11. The operating system’s user experience continues to amaze me. What Microsoft has done to the world of computing is nothing short of magic. They changed the world. They truly empowered everyone to achieve more. Microsoft’s achievements are far more impactful than what Apple did to the world of mobile devices or computers. But it’s also very complex and everyone needs to know the tricks for best experience.

Why TechyDecisions was started - after using various releases of Windows for decades, it was time to share the knowledge.
The beautiful and various brand logos of Microsoft Windows. Note that they are copyright of Microsoft.

Doing what you love, loving what you do, sharing what I learned and learning from you

Although in real life, my friends, family and acquaintances constantly contact me for Windows-related queries, I am yet to share my enthusiasm, tips, passion with the online world. What started as a hobby is now my full-time passion. I started this website to share what I have learned over the many decades of computing as well as to understand others’ perspectives when they have different opinion or approach to doing things.

Today, technology is an everyday part of our lives but we take it for granted. Tech is complex. The right information and the most important things both need to be surfaced 😀 (no pun intended). Why TechyDecisions was started is because people need guidance and discussion to make an informed decision. At the same time, I learn from your experiences.

Nobody knows all of it but a small tip can go a long way in improving someone’s user experience or fixing a problem. I started with PCs 🖱 ⌨️ on Windows 95 (1995), but in case of smartphones, quite late 📱, with Android 4.4 KitKat (as late as 2013). So depending on how you look at it, I am an oldie or a newbie. 😄

Discussing about tech is very important as it often leads to new revelations and ideas💡. Corporations simplify it for you so it’s as easy to use as possible. But sometimes they inadvertently screw up, end up simplifying it too much or take steps backwards. We need to give them feedback by discussing and writing about it.

Sometimes, the power, versatility and choices from a product are gone. We all need products that are the next big thing — feature-rich, offering great value & utility, yet remaining easy to use. And as much as they empower us to do more, sometimes we need to tell companies to do better, to do more.

I hope via this website, I can share tricks that I have learned over the years and learn new things from you. This website is open for discussion to everyone enthusiastic about consumer technology, but the focus will be primarily on Windows PCs. Content on this blog is free but writing takes time so if you find it useful, please show your support and appreciation.